Heloise’s Choice is a sales and commercial representation structure for a limited selection of around 15 partners.
Olivia and Didier Le Calvez, supported by their team of experts, leverage their professional experience and
their international network of hotel buyers and advisors.
As a graduate of the Jean Drouant Hotel Management School and the Paris Sorbonne and Paris Dauphine Universities, Olivia Le Calvez honed her skills in the world of prestigious hospitality by contributing to the opening of the Four Seasons George V in Paris.
In 2003, she acquired a former shipowner’s mansion dating back to the 17th century in the port of Saint-Martin-en-Ré which she refurbished and transformed into a prestigious hotel together with interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The Hôtel de Toiras became the first 5 star hotel of the Poitou-Charentes region and joined the Relais & Châteaux Association in 2006.
In 2009, Olivia Le Calvez teamed up with her husband Didier Le Calvez to take over a 5-hectare vineyard in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, that they renamed Château Clarisse, inspired by the first name of their daughter. Accompanied by the famous oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt, the estate is currently comprised of 20 hectares, and its wines are served in the most renowned restaurants in 20 countries around the world.
In 2010, Olivia le Calvez opened her second hotel on the Island of Ré. Villa Clarisse****, has likewise become a member of Relais & Châteaux.
Against the backdrop of her deep involvement in the further development of the Relais & Châteaux network, Olivia Le Calvez was elected Secretary General in 2013 as the first woman to fill this position. She was elected “2014 Woman of the Year” during the International Congress of the Relais & Châteaux Association in Berlin.
In 2017, Olivia Le Calvez partnered with her husband Didier Le Calvez to develop Ré-Consulting and Heloise’s Choice. The objective: pool their respective expert knowhow to offer customised support for independent hoteliers through these two structures operating in the fields of consulting and management as well as sales and marketing.
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As a leading figure and benchmark in the international luxury hospitality industry, Didier Le Calvez has served in the most prestigious luxury hotels and palaces in the world. From the Plaza in New York to the George V in Paris via the Regent in Singapore, the Pierre in New York or the Bristol in Paris, Didier Le Calvez has demonstrated throughout his professional career his skills to elevate each property that he ran to the highest level of excellence.
He orchestrated, more particularly, between 1997 and 1999 the opening of the Four Seasons George V before he took over its general management until 2007. During these years the George V was elected seven times in a row “Best Hotel in the World” by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report. The opening of the Hotel George V is today the subject of a case study taught at Harvard.
He then worked as CEO on the repositioning of the Bristol in Paris for 6 years before he joined La Reserve in 2016 as Group CEO. Under his leadership, La Réserve was elected “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel&Leisure.
In parallel, Didier Le Calvez acquired in 2009, together with his wife Olivia le Calvez, a vineyard of 5 hectares in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. Château Clarisse, named after their daughter, is today an estate of 20 hectares whose wines are served in the most prestigious restaurants in 20 countries around the world.
Knighted by his peers, who elected him several times “Best Hotel General Manager”, he was awarded, more particularly, the title of “Best Hotel General Manager in the World” in 2006 within the framework of the Hospitality Awards. Didier Le Calvez was also honoured by the French State awarding him the medals of Knight of the Order of Academic Palms, Knight of the Order of National Merit and, finally, in 2016, Knight of the Legion of Honour.
In order to implement a project which had been maturing for some time, Didier Le Calvez partnered with his wife Olivia Le Calvez in 2017 to develop Ré-Consulting & Heloise’s Choice. The objective: pool their respective expert know-how to offer customised support for independent hoteliers through these two structures operating in the fields of consulting & management as well as sales & marketing.
After a graduation in MBA Hospitality Management at l’Ecole de Savignac, Nicolas delved into the universe of Hotel industry at the Mayfair hotel in London.
He has the opportunity to join the Palace Hotel La Reserve in Paris for its opening.
For the last five years among the team of this amazing property, he was sales manager, Senior Sales Manager then Business Development & Sales Director.
Today, Nicolas wishes, alongside Didier and Olivia Le Calvez, being the Ambassador for the current luxurious properties and the future ones and offer an increased awareness among a worldwide network of travel advisors, private concierge companies, family offices and global luxury travel agencies network.
After one year expatriated in Beijing China, Clarisse Paradot graduated from a Msc in Business Engineering of the EIGSI & EXCELIA La Rochelle schools, specialized in Industrial Management. Strengthened by five years of professional experiences in the spirits and building area within export departments, Clarisse is joining the Heloise’s Choice ‘s team.
In collaboration with Coralie Malazdra, Clarisse will use her versatility, dynamism and her Mandarin speaking skills in Olivia and Didier Le Calvez’s projects, convinced of its promising future.
Diplômée de l’Institut Vatel, Ellyn vit successivement à Los Angeles, Barcelone et New York avant de regagner Paris, sa ville d’origine et de coeur. Formée au Peninsula et à l’Hôtel George V, elle devient par la suite directrice de la Maison Montespan.
Elle rejoint aujourd’hui les équipes de Didier & Olivia Le Calvez afin de prendre en charge la gestion des Villas du portfolio.
After a Master at the KEDGE business school in Bordeaux, Estelle began her career as a sales assistant at the Paris Reserve, the famous Parisian palace. She then pursues her career in London.
She decided today to give a new twist to her career by joining Didier and Olivia Le Calvez ‘team, alongside Nicolas Zimmermann. She now holds the position of Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
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Passionnée par l’Hospitality Business, Marie débute sa carrière au Ritz en tant que responsable des Ventes pour le marché français et anglais. Elle rejoindra ensuite le Plaza Athénée Paris au poste de Directrice Commercial en charge du marché américain. En 2007, elle devient Directrice commerciale et Marketing pour l’hôtel Lancaster à Paris.
Marie possède une expérience unique de 18 ans en représentation d’hôtels de luxe avec une spécialisation en Yield management.
Elle a rejoint les équipes de Didier & Olivia Le Calvez pour les accompagner dans le développement d’Heloise’s Choice.
After a Bachelor and then an MBA in “Hospitality Administration / Management” at the Vatel Institute, Rodolphe began his career in London in a large international chain and returned to Paris, where he continued his career at the Relais Saint Germain.
He decided today to give a new twist to his career by joining the team of Didier and Olivia Le Calvez alongside Nicolas Zimmermann. He is now the Head of Reservations.